Friday, May 29, 2015

Everett Turned 5

The morning after Everett's birthday we sang to him and watched him open presents (since he fell asleep for 13 hours the evening before!).

Family birthday pictures are some of my most favorite pictures but the morning sun was a little crazy!

There's nothing like blowing out your birthday candles at 8 o'clock in the morning… wearing the same shirt you've worn for three days in a row. :)

He was super excited about all of his new toys. 

Debbie Lynn (from Jake's office) even sent home a half dozen cookies just for Everett!

After this he officially felt 5. 
He even told me, "Mom, now I'm 5!"

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Everett's Ninja Turtle Birthday Party

This year Everett wanted a ninja turtle party and I think it turned out great. I hope he remembers how special he is and felt!

A few friends couldn't make it but we had lots of fun with the ones that could. We had pepperoni pizza delivered, ninja turtle green Gatorade, and veggies.

And then we made ooze.

We sang, had cupcakes, and opened presents. 
(His friends are amazing artists. Check out the birthday card and ninja turtle drawing!!)

Kids are hilarious. One kid only licked the frosting off, one decorated herself with it and then ate it, and one ate the whole cupcake in two bites!

Everett got a ninja turtle sprinkler, a ninja turtle water bottle, a chainsaw, and a batman + bat mobile. 

It was so cute how Everett wanted to wear his mask the entire party. He always wants to be Michaelangelo. So I had to get a picture of the ninjas wearing their masks. 

How cute are they??!

At the end of the party each kid got to take their ooze home in a ninja turtle cup. 

Everett had so much fun and I really hope he remembers how much we all love him. 

After the party he went with everyone to Target to pick out a present and fell asleep on the way home. It was 5 pm so we stuck him in his bed and he slept all evening. We kept waiting for him to wake up so we could have dinner/cake/presents with him but he slept until morning!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Birthday Week Kick-off

Today is Everett's birthday… but first I must post what we did the day before he turned 5.

First I took Everett and Breckie to the first movie of the summer movie program which was The Lorax. We met the Miller boys and Julia there. 

As soon as that was over we met my Mom, Bridget, and Braxton in the parking lot. They had driven from Colorado to spend a few days with us so second, we went to lunch. 

We went home, let Breckie nap, made cake and cupcakes for Everett's party, and then picked up Jake on our way to dinner and goofy golfing. 

Jake + Breckie = TWINS!!!

Dear dinner, I loved you. Love, me. 

I didn't know it before, but behind Joe's Farm Grill is a garden so we walked around and took a few goofy pictures after dinner. 

After we were stuffed and had 28 new misquote bites each, we went goofy golfing. (Also known as miniature golf but I've always called it goofy golfing and no one ever knows what I'm talking about!)

We all had a great time and Everett is really looking forward to coming back and playing in the arcade on Saturday morning with Jake. Birthday weeks are the best!

After golfing we headed home but made one last stop at Dairy Queen. 

In the morning it would be Everett's birthday and he'd ask where all of his friends were :)